Happy 2017!

PSKC members participate in the Resolution Run 5K on New Year’s Eve and gather at the 2017 Ice Sculpture on Allen Street for a post-run picture.

2017 Ice Sculpture on Alan Street, State College. Post-Resolution Run 5K.

2017 Ice Sculpture on Allen Street, State College. Post-Resolution Run 5K.

Guinness World Record Set In Okinawa

“The most people performing a kata is 3,973, achieved by Prefectural Government of Okinawa and Society for the Advancement of Traditional Okinawa Karate (both Japan), in Naha, Okinawa, Japan, on 23 October 2016.

Karate practitioners of all ages performed the most basic kata in Okinawan Karate known as “fukyu-gata 1”, on Kokusai Street. October 23rd is known as “Karate Day” in Okinawa.”

Shorin Ryu Master Zenpo Shimabukuro (not related to Tatsuo Shimabuku) is calling out the count.

Shimabuku Embu Taikai


On Tuesday (9/20), PSKC members honoured the 108th anniversary of Tatsuo Shimabuku’s birthday (9/19/1908) with a special demonstration that included:

• Karate & Isshin Ryu historical video

• Upper/Lower basics with breaking

• Kata demonstrations – Naihanchi, Sanchin & Sunsu

• Self-defense techniques from Tatsuo’s Kumite drills

Volunteers needed to help with Summer Special Olympics!

The Special Olympics Pennsylvania Summer Games are held each year at Penn State University in State College.  The event brings together over 2,000 athletes and 750 coaches from across the state.  Our largest event of the year, Summer Games features three days of intense competition in aquatics, athletics, basketball, bowling, equestrian, golf, gymnastics, softball and tennis.  Every race, every game, every competition held at Summer Games represents many weeks of training, preparation and dedication on the part of our athletes, coaches and volunteers.


We’re organizing a Penn State Karate Club volunteer team to help with the track & field events on June 4th.  If you are available, get in touch with us.

This is last summer’s volunteer team: